Senior Field Technician – West Point, Virginia


Supporting the Engineering and NDE divisions both on in-field projects and in the office as well as working with the production team in manufacturing and assembly of equipment.


  • Strain gage technician
  • Willing to travel (~150 days/year) overnights and weekends required
  • Willing to work on ropes and/or at height
  • Willing to work out in the field
  • Experience with hand tools and construction
  • Significant physical labor on jobsites


  • Hand tools and construction
  • Computers and CAD
  • Working on a construction site
  • Using tools to troubleshoot and diagnose low voltage electrical or IT systems
  • Project management and logistical coordination
  • Instrumentation system installation and maintenance
  • Prefer experience with Control Systems, Instrumentation technician, ITS or SCADAbut not required


  • Ropes access technician work
  • Strain gage technician
  • Instrumentation/testing/monitoring/structural health monitoring experience
  • AutoCAD experience
  • AASHTO bridge rating experience
  • Strong mechanics background


Some of the key elements to be delivered in this role are

  • Instrumentation and monitoring system installation and/or maintenance
  • NDE field support
  • Field equipment testing, maintenance, logistics, packing, and inventory
  • Production assembly and manufacturing
  • Computer aided drafting
  • Documentation
  • Perform job in accordance with all BDI safety practices.
  • Other duties as assigned.



Background and Philosophy

BDI is a very dynamic, growing company that thrives on the creativity and ideas of its employees. As a BDI field technician, you will be asked to not only work on existing projects, but also help obtain new projects by creating, maintaining, and utilizing a professional network. Along the way, we will provide a variety of safety training including ropes access, structure inspection, and just about any other type of professional development opportunities that you would be interested in pursuing.
Within several years of being employed at BDI, our engineers tend to be well-rounded and well-traveled. We take on an amazingly wide spectrum of projects ranging from evaluating the performance of a radial lift-gate on the Snake River to installing a monitoring system on a historic fort on an island in the Gulf of Mexico, to running a building floor test in Saudi Arabia, not to mention testing and training for customers all over the world in between projects.

We are looking for someone who is self-motivated and interested in developing their own career in structural testing, monitoring, and evaluation. Depending on the project, long hours will be necessary at times and as a team member, you may be called to assist a crew (both onsite and remotely) with short notice. BDI does not just to provide you a job, but rather an opportunity and a challenge to see where you can take your career.

No need to apply if you are looking for a comfortable, predictable, 9-to-5 position. However, if you have a taste for adventure, enjoy traveling, and like challenging yet sometimes difficult work, then this position is right for you.